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Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 558,622
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 63.3

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, table 11 [PDF – 1 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 21.1% (2014-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 13.5% (2014-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 49 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 37.5% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 56.1% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 58 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 40.5% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 44.0% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 54 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 11.3%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table P-11c [PDF – 236 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 315,254
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 754.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.3 MB]

Infant deaths

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 11.37

Source: User Guide to the 2016 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Public Use File, table 1 [PDF – 1.26 MB]

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